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Francesca Federico & Lucas Bouk To Give Recital in NYC


Soprano Francesca Federico and baritone Lucas Bouk are set to give a recital in NYC on Dec. 22. The duo offers and evening of intimate art song featuring works such as Debussy’s “Les Cinq Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire,” Brahms’ “Zigeunerlieder,” Vaughn William’s “Songs of Travel” and songs by Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beech, and Tosti. They are accompanied by pianists Dan {…}


Lucas Bouk to Headline in ChamberQUEER’s Pride Festival


ChamberQUEER will celebrate NYC’s Pride Week with its pride festival titled, “Part of The Future Is…” Events will take place on June 10 and 12 and be held at National Sawdust. Both ChamberQUEER and National Sawdust strive to highlight historically underrepresented LGBTQ+ people in western classical music by collaborating with today’s queer artists. The works to be presented are written, {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

A Second Debut – How Transgender Baritone Lucas Bouk Made a New Beginning With a New Voice


Credit: Karjaka Studios “As more people transition, the [opera] industry is going to realize that transgender singers are just like any other singers. I was transphobic in my own beliefs and thought; ‘The voice will be less. It won’t be operatic in quality.’ There are some risks, of course, but I have the same lyric baritone range as a lyric {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Interview: Baritone Lucia Lucas On Making Historic U.S. Debut In ‘Don Giovanni’


On May 3, 2019 the Tulsa Opera will host an American first. According to a carefully worded press release, it will be “the first time a trans woman has performed a principal role on the operatic stage in the US.” Baritone Lucia Lucas will make her American main-stage debut in the title role of Mozart and da Ponte’s “Don Giovanni.” {…}


Opéra Queens Presents ‘A Night of 1000 Cleopatras’


Photo credit: Lauren Halasz Canadian indie opera company Opéra Queens is set to present “A Night of 1000 Cleopatras” in Montréal from August 9-12. Lucas Bouk, Ryan Colbert, Vanessa Naghdi, Laura Corina Sanders, Rain Saran Senavinin, and drag diva Tanya Smania explore the myths, misconceptions, and legacy of Cleopatra through curated arias, ensembles and other works. The audience will enjoy {…}


Teatro Grattacielo to Present ‘Don Giovanni’


Teatro Grattacielo will present a free performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on June 17, 2023 at the Riverside Theater in New York City. The performance, which is directed primarily at disadvantaged and underserved schools and communities in New York, will feature artists from the Teatro Grattacielo and Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy, including Enes Pektas, Lucas Bouk, Ashton Jones, Logan Dooley, {…}


Ouroboros Opera Presents ‘Don Giovanni’ in Chicago’s Oldest Cemetery


Ouroboros Opera is set to present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in Chicago’s Rosehill Cemetery. Baritone Lucas Bouk makes his title role debut beside baritones Jeremiah Strickler as Leporello, Zachary Mendenhall as Masetto, Timothy Krueger as Commendatore, sopranos Katherine Bruton as Donna Anna, and Jessie Lyons as Donna Elvira, respectively. Kay Flynn sings Zerlina, and tenor Vincent McPherson plays Don Ottavio. Alexandra {…}


Teatro Grattacielo Unveils 2022-23 Season


Teatro Grattacielo has announced its 2022-23 season. The company will kick things off with “Don Giovanni” in co-production with the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Jason Tramm will conduct while Stefanos Koroneos directs. The performance will feature Enes Pektas, Lucas Bouk, and Ashton Jones as Don Giovanni; Logan Dooley as Leporello; William Mouat and Rick Agster as Commendatore; Sara Kennedy, Ashia Barnes, {…}


The American Opera Project to Present New Project on Reproductive Rights


The American Opera Project has announced a series of programs showcasing 11 short operas about reproductive rights. “Losing Control,” which will be presented in collaboration with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Opera Lab, will take place on May 26 and 27, 2022. The works include Sean Havrilla and Peyton Marion’s “Inside;” Danny Ursetti and Vaibu Mohan’s “The Life {…}